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Decided to give the club threads in here a read as the end of season is dull as shit. Still can't make head nor tail of what's going on here though, are Dumbarton in a bit of financial difficulty?

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6 minutes ago, Big Fifer said:

Decided to give the club threads in here a read as the end of season is dull as shit. Still can't make head nor tail of what's going on here though, are Dumbarton in a bit of financial difficulty?

I really don't have a clue.

We've got owners who want out, but who haven't put a penny in anyway. Our gates were down by about 25% last season, we didn't meet the pre-season objective of 4th, the stadium needed quite a bit of work after being neglected by the aforementioned owners who chased a pie in the sky stadium dream and we had to pay Aitken off. So I'm guessing things aren't too rosy - but how not too rosy remains unclear.

I'd be lying if I said that the rumours on here, combined with the silence from Duffy (and the playing squad) weren't making me a bit nervous.

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5 minutes ago, Big Fifer said:

Decided to give the club threads in here a read as the end of season is dull as shit. Still can't make head nor tail of what's going on here though, are Dumbarton in a bit of financial difficulty?

It depends what financial difficulty is defined as really.  I reckon every club in the country is in financial difficulty (unless your name is Celtic or Kelty Hearts) and the board were very open last season about the drop in income we had. I don't think we're staring at administration or liquidation right now, we have a Trust rep (and many other Trust members) on the board, so if we were in danger it is literally their duty to inform the fans, but at the same time we have owners who are very much quiet and their intentions for the future are not entirely clear. They could potentially walk into the club tomorrow, sack everyone and start the process of demolition (which will probably include a legal battle over the "Golden Share" - something put in place to stop folk from selling our only asset).

John Steele stood there two weeks ago saying that the board were essentially super heroes for the way we navigated our troubles this season, I'd be shocked if it turned out the club was about to die this week due to lack of funds.  I suppose we could die by other means.

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Cheers lads. Hope everything turns out OK. I vaguely remember the stadium stuff,  it seemed incredibly ambitious at the time.

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Cheers lads. Hope everything turns out OK. I vaguely remember the stadium stuff,  it seemed incredibly ambitious at the time.


I heard a Mr Rankine (twat) had taken a mortgage out on the land behind the stand (same area that twigg and Johnstone bought at our stadium)

Selling off the land sounds dodgy to me

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12 minutes ago, Big Fifer said:

Cheers lads. Hope everything turns out OK. I vaguely remember the stadium stuff,  it seemed incredibly ambitious at the time.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/scottish-football-club-warns-need-11824504

The Planning Application was refused by the local authority, so if we are to believe the headline in the link above the 'cycle of decline'  may be about to slip thro the gears.

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41 minutes ago, sirscottyoung said:

 


I heard a Mr Rankine (twat) had taken a mortgage out on the land behind the stand (same area that twigg and Johnstone bought at our stadium)

Selling off the land sounds dodgy to me

 

Heard something along the same lines

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46 minutes ago, sirscottyoung said:

 


I heard a Mr Rankine (twat) had taken a mortgage out on the land behind the stand (same area that twigg and Johnstone bought at our stadium)

Selling off the land sounds dodgy to me

 

Rankine (and whoever's name he uses to buy stakes in clubs) is an absolute poison on lower league fitba. 

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@Ross Forbes That's Gaston been told he's no longer needed at Morton. Duffy will sign him if no other FT fancies him. 

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2 minutes ago, Scosha said:

@Ross Forbes That's Gaston been told he's no longer needed at Morton. Duffy will sign him if no other FT fancies him. 

That's if Duffy is still in charge of us...

Having signed near enough everyone who has ever been backup to him (think we just needed Nico Caraux and Andy McNeil for a full set) then it's about time we got him. I'd be quite happy with Gaston and Brennan as our two goalkeeping options - it would certainly be a fair bit stronger than we started last season with Adam and McGowan.

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3 minutes ago, Ross Forbes said:

That's if Duffy is still in charge of us...

Having signed near enough everyone who has ever been backup to him (think we just needed Nico Caraux and Andy McNeil for a full set) then it's about time we got him. I'd be quite happy with Gaston and Brennan as our two goalkeeping options - it would certainly be a fair bit stronger than we started last season with Adam and McGowan.

Ah, I thought Duffy was signed up til the end of next season. 

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1 minute ago, Scosha said:

Ah, I thought Duffy was signed up til the end of next season. 

I think he is, but he wasn't going to commit himself to the club until he knew what our aims for next season were...and we've heard nothing. So make of that what you will!

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Just now, Ross Forbes said:

I think he is, but he wasn't going to commit himself to the club until he knew what our aims for next season were...and we've heard nothing. So make of that what you will!

Interesting. Some players have been offered new deals. No idea who’s doing that if Duffy isn’t sure what’s happening. 

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2 minutes ago, Scosha said:

Interesting. Some players have been offered new deals. No idea who’s doing that if Duffy isn’t sure what’s happening. 

That's interesting, because it's pretty much more than we've heard - and shows that Froxy's agent might've been being a bit economical with the truth...

I'd like to have thought that Duffy would've known by now if he was going, but I'm braced for a Tweet saying that he's away...and have been for ages.

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I heard a Mr Rankine (twat) had taken a mortgage out on the land behind the stand (same area that twigg and Johnstone bought at our stadium)

Selling off the land sounds dodgy to me
Is that something done to secure the £200k Brabco allegedly owe him from their original purchase of the club?

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28 minutes ago, lionel wickson said:
3 hours ago, sirscottyoung said:


I heard a Mr Rankine (twat) had taken a mortgage out on the land behind the stand (same area that twigg and Johnstone bought at our stadium)

Selling off the land sounds dodgy to me

Is that something done to secure the £200k Brabco allegedly owe him from their original purchase of the club?

Probably. But I had heard it included further funds

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45 minutes ago, Nowhereman said:

Probably. But I had heard it included further funds

Thanks. Seems quite prudent to me, if I was a creditor for a substantial sum. As a fan though, I'm not quite sure where I stand on it.

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Duffy to Kilmarnock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May as well get it said and out the road.

Reckon there might be some bigger names in the frame for the Killie job.

 

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8 minutes ago, albundy said:

Reckon there might be some bigger names in the frame for the Killie job.

 

Me too, I was just being flippant. 

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